Seek And You Will Find
by Randy Chambers, 2014-12-06
Acts 17:10-11, NIV: As soon as it was night, the brothers sent Paul
and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue.
Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they
received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day
to see if what Paul said was true.
Perhaps you have heard the saying, “Opinions are like noses, everybody has one.”
It is true we all have ways we believe, conceive, and perceive things to be.
Without careful attention, our biases can easily become barriers that inhibit
our ability to clearly determine God’s will. But when seeking God’s truth, we do
not need to stop where our understanding falls short, nor do we need to rest in
what others say to be so. As God’s children, we do not have to trust in human
conjecture, speculation, assumption, or subjective reasoning. We have at hand
the guidance we need for every answer we seek. In Psalm 119:105, the psalmist
writes, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.“ The Bereans
“with great eagerness...examined the Scriptures every day.” They were not
willing to rest in anything but the always true, and always faithful, Word of